Chances of Pilferage?

I don’t mean to destroy the spirit in this upbeat atmosphere but somehow I constantly worry about truckloads of goods going astray while being transported from Karachi to the earthquake affected area.

I would have blind faith in volunteers taking the goods by themselves but have a constant fear about the millions of rupees worth of AID collected at PAF Karachi. The utter chaos at the museum is a perfect place to feed the underground corrupt mafia (if there is any?) The nation on one hand would be bursting with patriotism donating generously but should always remember that a crook will always think and act like a crook and patriotism or human suffering means little to them

Having donated so generously it would really hurt the nation if later it were to discover that all the outpouring of love went missing as the crooks swiped off the AID from the trucks en route somewhere in Sindh (I would not be surprised). The people would really feel hurt. What are your comments on this issue, anyone know of how the orgnaizers at PAF museum controlled the trucks en route?

3 Comments so far

  1. Kashif (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 11:16 pm

    Well, just saw this on The News:

    One detained over relief goods fraud in Karachi
    (Updated at 2000 PST) By Afzal Nadeem
    KARACHI: Police arrested a man here today, who is allegedly involved in buying relief trucks being used for quake affected people of the country.

    According to the police, people of Kimari area of Karachi, lodged complain that they have witnessed some relief trucks being dumped in an empty plot near Jadoon Plaza.

    Police immediately took notice and detained alleged Abdul Khaliq seizing all the relief goods.

    Police interrogation from the alleged revealed that he have purchased several relief goods loaded trucks from two persons namely Nazim Shah and Babu which have been bought from Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Federal B Area, Hasan Square and Quaidabad area of the city. Further investigation is underway.

  2. Fahad Fateh (unregistered) on October 14th, 2005 @ 6:23 am

    Dont be afraid. Yes I know that some of the stuff will end up in the wrong hands but worrying about what is not in your control is only going to stop you from helping. The aid has to be collected and has to be send to the effected areas. Some will reach and some wont. Just help to increase the percentage of the aid that WILL reaches the victims and I know we all can do it.

    Dont forget that we have a superior power at work who is with us. Just pray and have faith in God.

  3. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on October 15th, 2005 @ 1:43 am

    Fahad – WELL SAID – I too believe if we increase the aid then the percentage of pilferage becomes negligile –

    Jazak’Allah to all Pakistanis who have shed their differnces this past week and are workign for PAKISTAN

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